One thing I have found... good bags = good results, cheap bags were garbage. The good bags were thicker, the cheap bags felt almost like a ziplock.
Hi I would like to throw in my 1 1/2 cents I have been using vacuum sealers for years . We bought our first Dazey seal in the early 80s could not afford a Tillia but soon learned their usefulness so after wearing it out we upgraded to the Tillia and have used them ever since Tilla is now sold under the FoodSaver name. I would say make sure you get one with the hose attachment so you can do Jars.. this means the special jars or buy the lids that fit many store bought jars their are many choices also what I find being the most important feature is being able to stop the vacuum and still seal the bag for instance you would like to have a liquid like pure maple syrup in a bag if you can not control the vacuum the liquid will be sucked out of the bagJust bought a vacuum sealer and going to try sealing up some rice, flour and sugar tonight. I'll document the process and post in this thread.